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RogerC03 Jun 2020 4:16 p.m. PST

Just finished a sprue of the new Plastic Afghans from Wargames Atlantic, review on the blog.including Perry comparison

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Generalstoner4903 Jun 2020 4:25 p.m. PST

Nicely painted but not a fan of these figures. The legs are sculpted weird and the guy giving fire looks like he is afraid his jezzail is going to blow up in his face the way he is holding it.

To fill out war bands they might be worth it.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2020 2:06 a.m. PST

Thanks for sharing your review, RogerC! I will get a box simply to use as spare parts to mix in and add more variety to various metal ranges of Pathan Tribesmen -- different heads, arms, weapons, etc.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2020 5:30 a.m. PST

I like the possibility of using the extra bits available too, and might be able to accept some assembled figs as Tuaregs mounting the veiled heads included (and mixing them with Unfeasibly and Lancashire Miniatures that seem closer in size).

RogerC05 Jun 2020 4:43 p.m. PST

Thanks for the comments, my modellign skills and choice of arms to match torsos has not helped how these guys look, that said they are no Perry's. I am working on the next sprue and some of the resulting figures are quite a bi better whilst others are less so.

I will persevere and share the end results.

RogerC05 Jun 2020 4:43 p.m. PST

Thanks for the comments, my modellign skills and choice of arms to match torsos has not helped how these guys look, that said they are no Perry's. I am working on the next sprue and some of the resulting figures are quite a bi better whilst others are less so.

I will persevere and share the end results.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine06 Jun 2020 1:42 a.m. PST

I got a sprue of these to bulk out my Foundry Baluchi for darkest Africa I was disappointed with them. They reminded me very much of the old Wargames Factory plastics which is to say they are a class below the likes of Perry and Victrix in quaility. The body shapes and sizes just seem a bit off the kneeling guy in particular is a midget.

takeda33306 Jun 2020 6:13 a.m. PST

Very nicely painted, nice choice of colors and execution.

RogerC06 Jun 2020 6:16 a.m. PST

I think if I had got a single sprue I might have been happy to leave it at that. That said I am on with two more Spues and the quality is improving as I figure out what combinations work best and my modelling skills improve.Uodates to follow.

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2020 6:39 a.m. PST

RogerC, great choice of colors and execution. I'm not a big fan of these, or any of the plastics really, however they are great to convert to gunners, engineers, laborers, etc. and of course to add variety.

Please post more pics, I really like your brush work

Cheers,
Sgt G

Prince Rupert of the Rhine06 Jun 2020 6:45 a.m. PST

Roger@ you might be right about the arms and heads I did read a review by Belgian on LAF and he seemed to think some of the heads and arms only went with the kneeling body which for some reason seems smaller than the other bodies on the sprue.

TBF your painted ones look alright I think mixed in as back rankers/ fill ins they'd do a job.

RogerC06 Jun 2020 4:19 p.m. PST

Cheers guys, workign on some more now some do look better getting the right arms etc withe right bodies. Will post up more soon hopefully.

Frontline Tim07 Jun 2020 4:46 a.m. PST

I brought myself a box but not put them together yet. looking at the sprues I suspect that some arms will fit better with certain bodies. As I brought them for skirmish gaming and not to build an army, I'm quite happy with them.
Being hard plastic makes them easier to convert and work on. I also have a large collection of spare parts from other plastics from which I hope I can mix and match. So from the point of view that I only wanted a few and I like to personalise my skirmish figures they fit my needs well.

RogerC07 Jun 2020 6:42 a.m. PST

Great Tim, you can certainly get some nice figures form them if you are careful. Advice would be to experiment with what fits before glueing.

WillieB Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2020 4:02 p.m. PST

really nice figures and a godsend for rabid converters like myself. All those extra heads! I converted an Iron Duke/Empress regiment of Bengal Light Dragoons with all turbans instead op regulation caps to make them look 'mutinous'

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2020 5:48 p.m. PST

WillieB, what a clever idea!

RogerC19 Jun 2020 3:05 p.m. PST

So much you can do converting plastics. I did a unit of Governer Generals Bodyguard a few months back using Perry British Napoleonic Light dragoons, early tosoo with braid, late legs with overalls, late shako with peak trimmed off and tassle added and additional moustache. They look OK.

rhacelt22 Jun 2020 9:44 a.m. PST

I wonder if you can use the Perry Ansar heads and maybe some of the arms to add to my Mahdi-st host?

RogerC22 Jun 2020 2:57 p.m. PST

Probably although the Perrys are plug heads so you would need to drill out a tiny hole. The heads with a cap would fit just fine.

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